KJZZ News

The Andy Reid debate
There’s a lot of speculation about Andy Reid, the former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles becoming the new Arizona Cardinals coach.Some reports say there’s a 95-percent chance Reid will take the job.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix officers take oaths
More than 70 Phoenix police officers have retaken their oaths of office, even as some officers argue they shouldn't have to.The ceremony held at Phoenix City Hall was part of a new policy by Police Chief Daniel Garcia aimed at reminding officers of their responsibility to the community.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT Director John Halikowski on Phoenix-Tucson rail line
Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski discusses the possibility of a passenger rail line connecting Phoenix and Tucson, as well as ADOT's collaboration with Nevada's Department of Transportation on the proposed Interstate 11 connecting Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changes likely coming to Arizonas sales tax
Governor Jan Brewer will deliver her State of the State address this afternoon, to help kick off the 2013 legislative session. And, one issue lawmakers are likely to debate this year is simplifying part of the tax code.
Sept. 20, 2013
Will Republicans and Democrats work together during the 2013 legislative session?
Democratic State Senator Steve Farley and Republican State Senator Rich Crandall talk about the importance of leadership at the state legislature and the need to find common ground to meet some of Arizona's challenges.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas Biosciences Roadmap after ten years
Arizona's Biosciences Roadmap has been in place for a decade. What has its impact been on the economy and health care?This is KJZZ’s Morning Edition. I’m Steve Goldstein in Phoenix. Ten years ago, a public-private partnership was formed to create Arizona’s Biosciences Roadmap—a strategy for the state to compete for higher-paying science jobs that could also lead to medical advancements.
Sept. 20, 2013
New home sales fell in December in Western U.S.
Sales of new homes in the Western U.S. were down in December. Nationwide, new home sales fell in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Sept. 20, 2013
How big a role should nuclear energy play in the U.S. portfolio?
As the U.S. need for electricity expands, how large a role should nuclear energy play in the U.S. energy portfolio?Ben Grambau of Clean Energy America, which is sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Institute, says the nation needs to continue to use nuclear energy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona one of last states to deny licenses to DACA immigrants
The number of states granting driver's licenses to young immigrants who qualify for an Obama administration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is growing. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports Arizona is one of the last remaining states to deny licenses to these immigrants.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reports: US Airways, American Airlines to merge soon
One of the largest private employers in Arizona appears to close to a merger. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines may be near a deal that’s been long in the making.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sheriffs Office internal report available -- for a hefty fee
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released the findings of an internal investigation into hundreds of uninvestigated or mishandled sex crimes. If you want a copy of the report, it’ll cost you 50 cents a page.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grijalva, others oppose land exchange
There is another effort to exchange federal land for environmentally sensitive land in eastern Arizona. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake introduced a bill yesterday that would swap federal land with similar sized parcels owned by the Resolution Copper Company.
Sept. 20, 2013
Section of highway collapses near Page
U.S. 89 in northern Arizona has been closed until further notice due to a sizable section of the highway which has buckled and collapsed about 25 miles south of Page. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is it their year? Cubs, 14 other teams kick off spring training in the Valley
Spring training baseball is underway. In Florida and Arizona, teams are taking the field to show fans and foes what they've got. Each team has loyal followers, but arguably the most diehard root for the team from the north side of Chicago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changes to remedial education aim to keep students on track and in school
Teaching Arizona’s students is a challenge at every grade level, but perhaps especially so in the nation’s largest community college system. Of recent high school graduates coming into the Maricopa Community Colleges, 40 percent can’t read at a college level, and 30 percent can’t write at a college level.
Sept. 20, 2013
The joys of riding South Mountain
It’s only five miles from downtown Phoenix, but South Mountain Park is another world. It’s the largest city park in the country, with acres of saguaros, hiking trails and wide-open spaces. This time of year, it’s an antidote to city life.
Sept. 20, 2013
The story behind StoryCorps
For more than a decade, the public radio project StoryCorps has been inviting America to sit down and chat. Lisa Polito, left, and Leslee Dean are traveling with StoryCorps -- which is parked at Phoenix Art Museum through March 23.
Sept. 20, 2013
Resolution to establish Arizona sovereignty passed through Senate
The Arizona Senate has given its approval to a resolution allowing the state to challenge federal government orders.  It would allow the state to reject orders from Washington it believes are unconstitutional.
Sept. 20, 2013
Man arrested after two bodies found buried in Phoenix backyard
A Phoenix man faces two murder charges after the discovery of human remains in a backyard. Landscapers found the bodies buried in a wooden box at a house that used to belong to Alan Champagne’s mother.
Sept. 20, 2013
Alligator swims with prosthetic tail
History was made this week at the Phoenix Herpetological Society when an alligator swam with a prosthetic tail for the first time. President of the society, Russ Johnson says the tail will enable the gator to walk and swim like the rest of his predatory kin, but it may take some time for the gator to adjust.
Sept. 20, 2013

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